A sum of $107 million has been allotted to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Reform Programme, as outlined in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.
The programme aims to provide budgetary support for crime fighting activities in the island.
The allocation for this fiscal year will go towards: the purchase of equipment and mobile police labs; training in leadership and accountability capacity for Police Officers; salaries of international Police Officers; and Performance Management Appraisal System (PMAS) sensitization.
Initial targets originally envisaged include: capacity building and training of senior police officers; management and leadership training; procurement of mobile labs; and the development of forensic master plans.
The project, which is slated to end in March 2015, is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security, with funding support from the Department for International Development.